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champions giants. i am supervisor mark farrell. i am the chair of the committee and joined by supervisor chiu and will be joined by supervisor elsbernd. i want to thank the staff for covering today's meeting. madam clerk do we have any announcements? >> yes. please make sure to silent any electronic devices and items acted upon today will be on the agenda anyplace otherwise stated. q. can you do item one and two together please? >> item one is a hearing and resolution and "deja vu all over again: san francisco's technology needs a culture shock." >> thank you very much. president chiu. >> thank you mr. chair. i wanted to make a couple of introductory comments and thank you for taking part in this hearing and in particular i want to thank the civil grand jury report for looking at this topic. i decided to bring with me today these folders. these folders represent all of the documents i have been looking at in the last couple of years on this specific topic and in particular let me just title a couple of the reports i have on this. from 2002 from the former executive director from d
elsbernd? elsbernd present. supervisor farrell? farrell present. supervisor kim? kim present. supervisor mar? mar present. supervisor olague? olague present. supervisor wiener? wiener present. mr. president, you have a quorum. >> thank you. colleagues, could we have a motion to excuse hrchu? motion by supervisor campos, seconded by supervisor olague without objection, she shall be excused. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands; one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> colleagues, we have our september 13th and september 25th, 2012 board meeting minutes. could i have a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor cohen, second by supervisor campos, without objection those meetings are approved. madam clerk, are there 012a communications? >> there are no communications, mr. president. >> can you read our consent agenda? >> items 1 and 2 comprise the consent agenda. these items are considered routine, however ah matter
colleague from district 2, supervisor farrell who also is going to present for supervisor chu. >> thank you, president chiu. colleagues, today i get the honor of bringing forward someone, a great resident in my district and someone who has been super active not only in our neighborhoods, but also in the mental health board and that's glenn ford. glenn, where are you? come on forward, lynn. (applause) >> colleagues, i'll let you know a little about lynn. she's a native californian, lived in san francisco since 1988. she's an attorney with the united states court, a mother of four. active in our community and on the cal hollow association board of directors and very interested in both brain health and hour owe science. on the mental health board lynn has worked to increase the board standards and content of mhb more engaging and directed. produce more professional annual reports. i think most importantly really worked tirelessly to make sure the interests of the mental health community are well represented not only in the district but across san francisco. she does a great service to her role
. >> and supervisor farrell hearing that and by the way i want to thank the airport. i think your department has been a great example of how technology has been well managed and this is why i think we entrusted your department with the data center project. i could agree or partially agree with the statement depending where you want to go with that mr. chairman. >> partially agree is fine. >> okay. finding number ten. the lack of a functional reporting relationship between the city cio and the departmental cio's functional weakness for city wide problems and partially agree the city's inability to manage these projects in a centralized function could benefit from reporting relationship between the city, cio and department c cio's. number 11. allowing common ict xurchgzs addressed and performed by department by department basis has lead to duplication and unnecessary spending. for this i agree. addressing by individual departments is the reason for duplicative efforts and spending. finding 12. the plan does not include ongoing operational activities and prior funding. for this i agree. the five
muni service needed without sich backs report. i would like to thank chairman farrell and supervisor chiu and agencies for taking time to read and respond to our findings and recommendations. i want to thank you also the presiding judge of the superior court and martin choy the acting foreperson and the grand juries that have worked so hard over the one year term. members were selected to be motivated competent and diverse but we all had one thing in common. we love san francisco and we want it to be the best city it can be. when the jury discussed and voted on this muni investigation we deliberately chose to focus on the practice of switchbacks rather than try to investigate the whole transportation system which i think will make you happy today. we in factually suspected and later convinced that the way muni was using and justifying switchbacks as a tool to regulate service -- that's in quotes, was a blatant breach of the public's trust. the schedules are a promise made by muni to the riders and switchbacks break that promise. we disagree emphatically with the words of muni
agree with supervisor farrell and ask that the mta eliminate these practices look to other jurisdictions for best practices and minimize the practice and explicit guidelines when switchbacks might be justified but the incredible frustration of passenger who is are put into difficult situations when they experience switchbacks certainly i echo the sentiments to look at this practice and make sure it doesn't happen. >> thanks president chiu and before we approve the resolution i would like to open it up for public comment. any members of the public like to comment? seeing none it is close. president chiu. >> i make a motion to recommend the recommended actions. >> okay. and we can do that without objection. madam clerk are there any further items? >> no there are not. >> okay. we are adjourned.
on at this time. the most interesting project is at farrell street and electrician paid for the two lights outside the building. i think they're out there today. in 1955 it was a tackle shop. in 1961 this is what the property looked like and part lawndy mat or a restaurant which i have never been to. in 1965 it turned into furniture store and i picked this up and "vacant glass and drug dealers" and this must have been from last night. this must have been last week. and thises of 1985. some of us were in elementary school. unfortunately some of us must have grownup around the corner of a crack house of the elementary school and we were there at 630 and the appropriate time to come home from school. the girl, eight and ten years old and we were reading and smoking crack and she's coming out of the car and her father is trying to shield her from what is going on. luckily they have the decentacy to not see this. some of us might have grown up across the street and become a baseball player. some of us might have grown up across the street from a crack house. >> thank you. ms. chapman. >>
're not here and someone else is my seat and supervisor farrell's seat we're not having this same exact conversation again. >> i hear your concerns. >> all right. thank you president chiu. thank you cindy for the presentation and for the department of technology john. john, how are you? we have john from the department of technology and wanted to speak as well and welcome. >> thank you supervisors and thank you civil grand jury for your report and everyone attending. i want to take a few moments. i don't want to rehash the stuff said and commented on and you probably want a rich dialogue in question and answer period. i want to visit a few of points and give context to the conversation and like you i am fascinated by the title of the report and we should revisit a little bit and after being here for five years now where we have been and where we are coming to. in terms of deja vu let's reflect back where we were as individuals with technology or as an organization with the city. when i joined the city we didn't have a plan or a governance structure or coit and sun shet and talki
this be heard at the hearing that i called for last week along with supervisors farrell, [speaker not understood] and chiu about muni's current operational situation. muni has been struggling mightily lately, and it has frequently been very unreliable. we know that in the month of august muni was on time a mere 57.2% of the time. during the second half of october muni missed 60 2 runs during that two-week period. last this past weekend, almost 10% of the runs in the system were missed. last wednesday before -- in the 90 minutes before game one of the world series, three different light rail vehicles broke down in the subway leading to a significant melt down of subway service all because of inadequate maintenance. the unreliability of muni's vehicle stock due to long-term lack of maintenance investment and due to not having enough vehicles and vehicles that are broken down is one of the key issues or key factors in the lack of reliability from muni. muni has $420 million in unmet repair and rehabilitation needs for its vehicles. we don't have enough vehicles. it's to the point where muni rarely
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